Winter 2024 Projects

Arizona"During our trip to Nogales and the Kino Border Initiative, we had the opportunity to walk along the Sonoran desert, a trail many migrants have passed through during their journey to the United States. Prior to our hike, we discussed the items many migrants carry in their backpacks during their journey through the desert. The backpack included several items found in the desert. During our hike, we identified several similar items such as water jugs, blankets and backpacks abandoned along the way. The hike provided a first hand experience and understanding of the conditions migrants encounter during their journey North."

North Carolina "The North Carolina team toured Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned, cut-and-sew textile plant in Morganton, NC to observe their impressive business operations. Earlier, we received hands-on experience on industrial sewing machines at our host, The Industrial Commons, where we'll produce our own shoulder bag."

Puerto Rico"The GO! Puerto Rico team planted coffee trees at Panorama Farms and learned more about sustainable farming, growing the agriculture sector of Puerto Rico, and promoting ecotourism! We feel so honored to have been a part of the nonprofit organization Panorama Farms and help them with their mission to raise money for Puerto Rico’s sustainable future."

California "The GO! California team engaged with a variety of community partners that address poverty and marginalization in Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.   With the help of Father Brendan, we picked oranges and grapefruits that we will use for the Catholic Worker Potluck later in the day.

Earlier we went to Homeboy Industries and Silkscreen, where we learned about transformation post-incarceration and rehabilitation. We listened to the participants talk about their lives in prison and their journeys towards becoming better persons for themselves and their families. We ate at Homegirl Cafe, then came back to Dolores Mission Church to cook dinner for the Guadalupano Homeless Project."